The Original Fiorellas’ Cafe, New Orleans, LA Report #516

This area of New Orleans has had a few restaurants as long as I can remember. I used to eat at all of them when I lived and worked near here. But 25 years ago, I moved to the Westbank of New Orleans, so I hardly get to this area anymore. But I’ve heard several… Continue reading The Original Fiorellas’ Cafe, New Orleans, LA Report #516

Mandina’s Restaurant, New Orleans, LA Report #507

This place has been around a long time. In fact, it’ll make its 100th birthday in a decade. I haven’t been here since back in the early 1990’s. A friend of mine and I used to work in the area and spent many a night after work closing down the bar here. Around that same… Continue reading Mandina’s Restaurant, New Orleans, LA Report #507

LeBrane’s Creole Cuisine, Westwego, LA Report #407

This place boast that it has a real, New Orleans born Creole chef. Well, I happen to be a real, New Orleans born Creole person myself. Just not a chef. BUT, I happen to be a well trained, expert, eater of the HIGHEST order. Part of my training consist of the fact that I’ve been… Continue reading LeBrane’s Creole Cuisine, Westwego, LA Report #407

Arnaud’s, New Orleans, LA Report #400

When I started doing this blog as a hobby I never thought I’d get to report #400. Actually, considering hardly anyone reads these things, it’s still just that. A hobby. But I enjoy doing it! And hopefully it brings a little joy to the 6 or 7 people who read it. Long ago I figured… Continue reading Arnaud’s, New Orleans, LA Report #400

Frankie & Johnny’s, New Orleans, LA Report #392

Located a stones throw from the Mississippi river, this place has been around since 1942. That’s a long time! I bet the sign hanging in front is older than me. Cozy place. When you walk in the first thing you see is the bar. If I lived in the neighborhood and was a drinker, I… Continue reading Frankie & Johnny’s, New Orleans, LA Report #392

Bienvenue, Harahan, LA Report #348

This place is located in Harahan, which is a small city just west of New Orleans. If you’ve read some of my previous blogs, you know I’m hitting some restaurants which participate in this hotel rewards program. Well, this one was on the list. So in the name of earning reward points towards a free… Continue reading Bienvenue, Harahan, LA Report #348

Muriel’s Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA Report #320

This place is located in the heart of the French Quarter. The third picture above is Jackson Square, with St. Louis cathedral in the background. Probably one of the images most associated with New Orleans. Muriel’s is located right behind it. And right across the street from Jackson Square is the iconic beignet place, Café… Continue reading Muriel’s Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA Report #320

Restaurant des Familles, Crown Point, LA Report #289

Crown Point, Louisiana, is a very short ride from New Orleans.  I live on the Westbank of New Orleans and it only took us about 20 minutes to get here.  It’s well worth the drive.  Beautiful place in a peaceful setting, with a dining room looking out over a swamp.  Last time I was here,… Continue reading Restaurant des Familles, Crown Point, LA Report #289

Joey K’s, New Orleans, LA Report #267

If you want plain and simple, no frills, delicious New Orleans food, this is the place for you!  I haven’t been here in years.  This is the kind of place when you get back, you wonder why you stayed away so long! We decided on: And the food! Notice the rustic table.  I like that!… Continue reading Joey K’s, New Orleans, LA Report #267

Southern Charm Bistreaux & Bar, Gretna, LA Report #246

*************** PERMANENTLY CLOSED *************** This place is in a building that used to be a restaurant called O’Brein’s Grille.  It was supposedly a fantastic fine dining restaurant, but it closed down after 10 years of operation.  I say “supposedly” because I kept putting off and never made it there to check it out for myself!… Continue reading Southern Charm Bistreaux & Bar, Gretna, LA Report #246